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Old Sep 11, 2017, 09:33 PM   #551
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Even Nick at the in-home.

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Old Sep 11, 2017, 09:35 PM   #552
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Kedric Prince‏ @KedPrince4 3m3 minutes ago

The (Illinois) presentation was nice. Very personable, each coach added something different. Ayo Dosunmu just shared with me. #Illini
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 10:39 PM   #553
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You're not being objective. While he is a slimeball and a poor Xs and Os coach, most Illini fans would be delirious bringing in the kind of talent he's getting.
Not this Illini fan. What is happening at misery isn't what would have happerned here had CM been hired by UI. Is someone trying to change the narrative that was floating around here during the hiring process, that the Porters were never going to follow CM here?
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Old Sep 11, 2017, 11:45 PM   #554
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Antigua looks like he was having the time of his life.
Nobody puts Orlando in a corner...
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 04:11 AM   #555
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Way to ruin the kid's thunder.
Touche on me.

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Old Sep 12, 2017, 06:39 AM   #556
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Hey, you've got just as much right to post what you want as anybody else. He's the one who flipped out (for the 2nd time) and this time decided he wasn't posting anymore. Definitely no need to hide in a corner.
Thank you, Mike. fwiw, that sums up my feelings.

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Old Sep 12, 2017, 06:48 AM   #557
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 07:32 AM   #558
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Busy week for Ayo. 4 in-homes and an OV to USC starting Friday.

Corey Evans‏ @coreyevans_10 2m2 minutes ago

After hosting Illinois yesterday, Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning will complete an in-home visit today with Ayo Dosunmu
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 07:36 AM   #559
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Illinois has in-home with THT on Thursday

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Old Sep 12, 2017, 07:39 AM   #560
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Illinois has in-home with THT on Thursday

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Just to add: Georgia Tech, Iowa State and Michigan all conducted home visits with THT this past weekend
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 07:46 AM   #561
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Just to add: Georgia Tech, Iowa State and Michigan all conducted home visits with THT this past weekend
After the Henry verbal to MSU, that really opens up his recruitment.

Still don't think he winds up here, unless we don't get Ayo.

Recruiting if fluid though, so you never know.

If THT, Ayo, and Nolley all 3 want to come, you take all 3. There is no question about that.

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Old Sep 12, 2017, 08:06 AM   #562
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Illinois has in-home with THT on Thursday

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I like our chances for one simple reason: we are the best fit for his style of play.
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 08:12 AM   #563
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Illinois has in-home with THT on Thursday

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Yay!

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After the Henry verbal to MSU, that really opens up his recruitment.

Still don't think he winds up here, unless we don't get Ayo.

Recruiting if fluid though, so you never know.

If THT, Ayo, and Nolley all 3 want to come, you take all 3. There is no question about that.
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I like our chances for one simple reason: we are the best fit for his style of play.
Agreed. But there are a lot of other factors in play.
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 08:36 AM   #564
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Just to add: Georgia Tech, Iowa State and Michigan all conducted home visits with THT this past weekend


Man that would suck if he went to Muck Fichigan


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Old Sep 12, 2017, 08:39 AM   #565
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Yeah, it would but the only place I truly dreaded seeing him at was Northwestern. With that threat gone I can breath easier although obviously I'm a charter member of the THT to ILL fan club.
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 08:46 AM   #566
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Nobody has told you how you'd feel, they're saying --and having been an Illinois fan for 50+ years, I agree with him --- if Cuonzo had come here and had gotten the same talent he's gotten at Mizzou, regardless of how he got it, the fan base would be over the moon. It would be the same as it is at Columbia. Joy bordering on hysteria. NO fan base thinks their coach is a cheating slimeball. Everybody else's is, but not theirs.
I agree, and Martin has always been a very good recruiter. Not only is he getting talent at Mizzou way above what the status of the school deserves, but he did the same at California as well. The guy is a good recruiter, period. I'd venture to say that if some members of our coaching staff were on Martin's staff, some posters would be using their negative narrative on them as well.
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 09:00 AM   #567
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I agree, and Martin has always been a very good recruiter. Not only is he getting talent at Mizzou way above what the status of the school deserves, but he did the same at California as well. The guy is a good recruiter, period. I'd venture to say that if some members of our coaching staff were on Martin's staff, some posters would be using their negative narrative on them as well.
So like the Ron Zook of basketball?

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Old Sep 12, 2017, 09:07 AM   #568
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So like the Ron Zook of basketball?
I am not a big fan of Martin, but I think it is way premature to dismiss him as a sure failure at Mizzou.
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 09:19 AM   #569
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I'll sure be glad when we get to page 24.
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 09:34 AM   #570
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I am not a big fan of Martin, but I think it is way premature to dismiss him as a sure failure at Mizzou.
Can't argue he shouldn't win. Talent level is there now. Question is, in a few years when the Porters are out of babies, can he still snag top recruits (not to mention his subpar track record even with great talent)?
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 09:45 AM   #571
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 10:01 AM   #572
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 10:10 AM   #573
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He had a picture up late last night on snapchat of an edit of him in a Mizzou jersey, and it was gone this morning...

Very bizarre.

I am not convinced he winds up at SLU. We will just have to wait and see until signing day.

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Old Sep 12, 2017, 10:16 AM   #574
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He had a picture up late last night on snapchat of an edit of him in a Mizzou jersey, and it was gone this morning...

Very bizarre.

I am not convinced he winds up at SLU. We will just have to wait and see until signing day.
He could be following the Tilmon method of reassuring a commitment
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Old Sep 12, 2017, 10:19 AM   #575
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IMHO, Martin may not be a sure failure AT Mizzou, but he is likely a failure FOR Mizzou. As soon as this new transfer rule goes into place he will leverage all that transferable talent to bounce to a better paying gig. If Martin is at Mizzou two years after the transfer rule change, it will be because his teams aren't good enough to merit consideration elsewhere.

I haven't read all of the transfer rules thread, but the hiring of coaches and assistants is forever after going to be complicated by the athletes that would follow them wherever they go. A guy like Jerrance is going to get his shot over a mid-major coach when he can say 'Hire me and I will jump start things by bringing two guys from Kansas' bench.' Mizzou is currently living by that sword with the players that Martin has delivered, but they will also die by it if he leaves town with his roster.
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